“On The Road”, Again for Yet Another Rarity!

Originally posted on A Birder's Notebook:
It’s been only 5 days since I was able to re-locate Ohio’s first recorded Gray Kingbird, when word got out about another rarity. This time it was a Northern Wheatear spotted on a farm in rural Richland County Ohio. I’ve heard of Richland County, but I wasn’t quite sure where it was located. It turns out to be… Continue reading “On The Road”, Again for Yet Another Rarity!

“On The Road”…this time for a Code 4!

Originally posted on A Birder's Notebook:
Before I get started with this blog entry I thought I’d provide some information that some of you might already know. However there might be birders out there who are new to this great hobby that will find this info helpful. I’m coping and pasting what the American Birding Association defines as their birding codes for each of… Continue reading “On The Road”…this time for a Code 4!

Notes From The Field

Originally posted on A Birder's Notebook:
It’s the beginning of April in the Ohio Valley. The outside temperatures are warming, and some of our early migrating birds are starting to show up like Pine Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush, Eastern Phoebes, and the increase of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Early April is also the time us birders in southern Ohio start looking for Vesper Sparrows as the pass… Continue reading Notes From The Field

“On The Road”

Originally posted on A Birder's Notebook:
“Life Bird #455″ On April 22nd in the small hamlet of Fennville Michigan, at the waster water treatment facility a birder was checking out all the waterfowl that had congregated on the 3 small holding ponds. Amongst all the Lesser Scaup, Buffelheads, Horned Grebes, Mallards and Blue-winged Teal was a Scaup species with a all black back. That’s… Continue reading “On The Road”